I admit, in spite of my wide voray into the annals of endless genres of Christian music, I did not familiarize myself with the progressive, doom or power metal genres until recently. Yes, I liked some songs from what I would later come to realize as these styles such as Fourth Estate’s instrumental Poet’s Lament & Paramecium’s I’m Not To Blame. I have since grown fond of greats such as Theocracy (my personal fave), Narnia, ReinXeed (who do fantastic covers), Golden Resurrection, etc… Sweden’s Veni Domine (Latin for Hear My Prayer, O Lord) plays a mix of the aforementioned genres & there is no denying lead vocalist Fredrik Sjöholm can sing.
Eli Lema Sabachtani has always struck a chord with me, perhaps the sonic sounds of the swirly guitars or his powerhouse vocals & remains my fave. Check it out & these insightful lyrics as they seem to mirror my own thoughts on my life:
I’m addicted To the stress on this planet So much I need to know I’m addicted To just scratching the surface Emotions put on hold Deep dark eyes are surfing the net It’s not me, it’s my silhouette
Spirit’s shy I wonder why Eli lema sabachtani Wind will cry as we deny Eli lema sabachtani
I’m addicted To be seen as a winner An infection in the brain I’m addicted To the news that delivers Hell and massive pain A feast for evil, mankind sleeping Far beyond our walls they’re weeping